If everything gets copied over and the new droplet looks good—I'll have to change the remote git repo to pull from our Merveilles repo with our customizations—the next steps would be:
1. Take down the old droplet,
2. Do one last rsync for assets & copy over the DB to make sure things are up to date,
3. Point the DNS for the domain to the new server! #theWorkshop
Looking through the docs of various sources, I think I have a better plan put together for later today.
If things go well, we'll be migrating to a new server with assets being served from Spaces—I'm testing that out now, and I'll do a dry run in the morning before swapping over.
Right now I'm removing old remote assets and soon, I'll be cloning over the assets (with rclone) from S3 > Spaces. Then, I'll copy over the config & DB and see if things look the same! :D
Merveilles meta, server stuff
After dealing with multiple memory usage issues, I just enabled swap memory for our instance here. While using swap memory on SSDs apparently isn't a very good thing to do (it degrades SSDs over time), it should allow us to keep the instance costs cheap and if we run into these issues again, we can at least have some emergency swap so that the instance doesn't go down. #theWorkshop
Merveilles meta, stuff in progress
Got a bunch of stuff in the works for the instance on the Trello board! #theWorkshop
Remember, if any of y'all have anything you'd like me to look into, please let me know. Depending on what it is (if it's feasible & I have the time), I can at least check it out :D
I've been getting back into guitar, and one of the songs I've learned is "Ravens", on @azu's album "We Were Once Called Spring". I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoyed playing it! :D
My version of Ravens: https://youtu.be/dhSO2zBBSlU
Download Azu's album: https://azuria-sky.bandcamp.com/album/we-were-once-called-spring
Nice, removed about 171GB worth of super old remote attachments for the instance, so hopefully this should help our S3 costs significantly >w> #theWorkshop
Nothing to show just yet, but I got NextJS set up with TypeScript, Emotion, and ESLint! Started some basic styling but I haven’t gotten to the big stuff just yet. Will continue working on this later in the week! #theWorkshop
Weekend goals: going to finally get started on my own personal wiki. Already got a repo set up: https://github.com/somniusTiger/tigrex
So there’s a little bit of tie-in with the tooling at my current job, I’m going to give http://nextjs.org/ a try. We’ll see how it goes, and we’ll see what exactly I’ll be using this to record! #theWorkshop
I made an update to my sigil! This makes things look far more connected and put together.
Once I iterate on this enough, I might want to make a tattoo of this for myself. We'll see!
Been working on a Pride-related logo for the queer employee resource group I'm a part of at my company. These are intended to go on t-shirts, stickers, and other things to help people feel included at the office and at Pride events!
The sigil is finally complete! Been a while since I've worked with vector programs, and it feels nice to make something personal after so long.
I made a group on Riot with most of the rooms from our Slack if you want to check this out! I'm just testing to see how things go, no one has to switch over or anything, but here it is. Let me know if any of you Merveillians want an invite: https://matrix.to/#/+merveilles:matrix.org #theWorkshop #theMesh
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